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52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
021 689 5949
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place for a bit of fun!

Forries is one of the legends in Cape Town, and everyone should go there at least once. People who dislike noise should simply avoid it during important sporting events, because everyone is expected to become a part of the very festive crowd! The food is great, and the prices reasonable. For the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Sandra J
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Cape Town
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had lunch before watching the Springboks vs All Blacks on the telly. As usual, the place was packed. Enjoyed the food accompanied by attentive service.

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Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Forries is one of the legends in Cape Town, and everyone should go there at least once. People who dislike noise should simply avoid it during important sporting events, because everyone is expected to become a part of the very festive crowd! The food is great, and the prices reasonable. For the faint-hearted, visit on a Sunday, when the patrons... More 

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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just love Forries great food lovely garden with family area for children to play. Great atmosphere friendly staff huge pub inside. Loads of students during term time.

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South Africa
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My parents took me to Forries for a pub lunch as a kid and I now take my kids there too. It is the epitome of the local pub with a comprehensive choice of beers. Apart from the traditional Sunday roast on offer they recently installed a pizza oven and have absolutely nailed them.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What a lovely afternoon have we had again at Forresters Arms! This place never disappoints and that’s why it’s so good to go back there over and over. On a windy, autumnal Saturday the roaring, centrally located fire was such a treat! We managed to secure a table by the fire and have enjoyed a slow, leisurely afternoon with well-priced... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Situated in the suburb of Newlands, "Forries" is quite an institution in Cape Town. Favored by young students to the middle aged it is a "real pub" with a great atmosphere serving a good choice of beers, wines & spirits as well as an extensive food menu. Always ask about the "specials" as they are frequently worth ordering. It is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Forries is extremely popular with local students and residents; and the food is pretty much pub fare – and it can be hit-and-miss. I had the 200g fillet and it was actually quite tasty, accompanied by good chips and veg. Always good for mates to watch some sport – if you can find parking!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Food is good (& the pizza is great!), the service is friendly and there is a really nice play area for the children... and no matter the weather, it's always pleasant to sit outside (though admittedly we've not ever been there during a storm!)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We sat outside and soon were covered in tiny white bugs. We saw the wood was infested with them: the trees and garden sleepers. The waiter politely apologised and said they already knew. They couldn't move us as the whole area was infested. We were stuck as it was Mother's Day but it was awful. They put up umbrellas but... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Forries is a place I always visit when in Cape Town.Its a lively pub with an eclectic mix of customers and food and service is normally good for this type of place.It can get very busy and parking at times can be difficult.The only time I had service problems was when the entire Stormers rugby squad turned up and wanted... More 

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Additional Information about Foresters Arms Pub

Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 689 5949
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: European, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Newlands Avenue, Newlands, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: 021 689 5949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm

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